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The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are the 2013 champions of the Futures League. They play their home games at the Vineyard Baseball Park, alternately known as “The Shark Tank,” on the campus of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. The playing field was built specifically for the Sharks, and is one of only two full sized baseball diamonds on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The ownership of the Sharks have invested $415,000 in the building of the field and improvements to the facility. Before serving as home to the Sharks, the Cape Cod League would hold a few games per season on the island.
Built in 1859, the beautiful Martha's Vineyard Grange Hall was the home of the renowned Agricultural Fair until 1997. Today, the building, which is composed of gorgeous wood beams and a Cape Cod-style exterior, plays host to a variety of events and groups, including farmer's markets, antique sales, and art and culture fairs.
Martha's Vineyard Film Society is a fairly young nonprofit organization that aims at bringing the best in documentaries, classics, and foreign language films to a class of film-lovers who appreciate fine cinema. The works are screened at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center. The organization functions with the support of donations, and partly through ticket sales. One can register and avail of discounts on tickets, as well as receive notices on upcoming programs by email. A series of seminars and educational programs are also organized, for which one can volunteer.
Located on the second floor of the Tisbury Town Hall, the Katharine Cornell Theater is named for the great 20th-century stage actress who retired to Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s. Many of the performances are of Irish music and this small theater is the perfect intimate setting for these types of shows. There are only a handful of performances held here throughout the year, but each of them gets you in the spirit for the sounds of the Emerald Isle.
This community-based theater, built in 1833, develops, produces and presents extraordinary professional performances for the entire family. A non-profit theater company, The Vineyard Playhouse Company, Inc., makes its home here and puts on stage shows, readings, educational programs and theater for both adults and children year-round. In addition, there are special events and guest appearances, festivals and benefits. See website for schedule and cost.
Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown is a lovely studio facility dedicated to promoting the performing arts on the island. The facility boasts rehearsal studios, workshops, classes and performances during the summer months. There are also living quarters for visiting performers and artists on-site.
The historic Union Chapel, with its unique octagonal cupola, was built in 1870 by the architect Samuel Freeman Pratt. The quaint and lovely building is located in the center of Oak Bluffs. The building is particularly known for having wonderful acoustics, which has made it one of the most popular spots on the island for weddings, performing arts, concerts and festivals.
Since the time it was constructed in 2012, Dreamland MV has firmly established itself as one of the best event venues in the town of Oak Bluffs. This 5300 square foot (492.386 square meter) space is just as popular as a concert venue as it is for private functions, and has many excellent facilities on offer. Close to the ferry docks, this venue can accommodate a maximum of 500 people.